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caribou

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noun, car·i·bou \ˈker-ə-ˌbü, ˈka-rə-\

Simple Definition of caribou

  • : a large type of deer that lives in northern parts of the world

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of caribou

plural caribou or caribous

  1. :  a large gregarious deer (Rangifer tarandus) of Holarctic taiga and tundra that usually has palmate antlers in both sexes —used especially for one of the New World —called also reindeer


CARIBOU Defined for Kids

caribou

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noun car·i·bou \ˈker-ə-ˌbü\

Definition of caribou for Students

  1. :  a large deer of northern and arctic regions that has antlers in both the male and female



Hint for caribou

The word caribou is used especially to refer to these animals when they live in North America. The word reindeer is usually used for these animals when they live in Europe and Asia.


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